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3/311 Parnell Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-373 5247
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I frequent this lovely restaurant when I am in Auckland at least once a week - and have enjoyed all my meals here - great for a romantic dinner for 2 or a good place to go for the family even great for a last minute choice after a few drinks especially when time is against you and being in... More 

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Thank paulamka
Jirayup94, Public Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi PaulaMka, Thanks for taking the time to write us a long and nice review! I've taken your recommendation about the small portion size you experienced and passed this on to the chef but overall we are very pleased you had an enjoyable experience with us. We hope to see you again soon More 

Auckland
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207 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Called in for lunch and the waitress was a little bored and uninterested. Meals were average and almost cold. Price was okay, and this place used to actually be really good.

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Thank Aklguy
Jirayup94, Front Office Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Aklguy, I'm sorry to hear about your experience about our service with one of the waitresses. This is very unlike my team and I brought the matter up in one of our staff briefings and highlighted the importance of service when communicating with customers on the phone as well as making sure food is kept to a high standard... More 

Auckland
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The restaurant is tucked away in a pleasant location away from street frontage. After a stroll along the main street in Parnell browsing at the shop frontages it is the perfect place to stop off for dinner.

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Thank JosNewZealand
Jirayup94, Public Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and had a great dinner last night. They make the BEST pad Thai I have had in more than 5 years and better than many in Thailand. The Tom yum soup was very spicy and so flavourful. The fried doing rolls are perfect: Great filling, crisp, light and not greasy. The yellow chicken curry was fine- but I... More 

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Thank kiwitraveller3010
Jirayup94, Guest Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for writing a lovely feedback! We're delighted you enjoyed your dining experience at Thai Friends. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

I love this restaurant. we had many lunches here, initially attracted by the amazing value of their $10 lunch menu. however the food was so nice and the ambience so pleasant that we progressed to many other dishes. The sheer charm of the waitresses leaves other restaurants in the area standing. Always friendly and polite, there is no pressure to... More 

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Thank 19francis57
Jirayup94, Public Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi 19francis57, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review, and wow! - we are absolutely delighted you enjoyed all aspects of our restaurants from our service, ambience and value for food. We look forward to seeing you again. Thai Friends More 

Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

We have just finished our meal here and HAD to write a review straight away. I had the Green Chicken Curry while my wife had the Chicken with Cashew Nuts. I have to say this was one if the best Green Chicken Curries I've had and that DOES include in Thailand! My wife also said hers was particularly moreish, as... More 

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Thank Markinozz
Jirayup94, Public Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you very much for your nice review Markinozz! We are absolutely delighted you had enjoyed your meal & we hope to see you again. Kop Khun Krup and have a nice day. More 

Singapore
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

We had Pad Thai, which was as good as any we've eaten, including anywhere in Thailand and Singapore!! The other dish was minced Chicken fried with basil leaves, which was average. Ate alfresco at what looked like a very small stall, but chose it over eating in a proper indoor restt accessed a short way down a side alley. Didn't... More 

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Thank PKChia
Jirayup94, Guest Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your Pad Thai. Please ask any of our service staff next time and we would be more than happy to guide you through our menu and reccomend our specialties. We hope to see you again. More 

Rawhiti, New Zealand
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Very busy weekend in Auckland and after a big day did not want to travel to far so a taxi up the hill to Parnell and a wonder along the street to see what captured our taste buds. Thai Friends was the decision and on arrival the outdoor area was fully seated, but after checking out inside and saying it... More 

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Thank foodienz4evanz
Jirayup94, Guest Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We are very pleased you enjoyed your experience with us the other night and we hope to see you again. More 

Timaru
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Had takeaways off the takeaway menu which was more pricey than the specials menu. Was very enjoyable, authentic Thai food.In the end well worth the price.

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Thank Lucy I
Jirayup94, Guest Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review Lucy! More 

New Jersey
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

On Parnell Road there are a lot of restaurants but if you are looking for Thai food this place is very good. We have very good Thai food where we live in NJ so I don't like to compare but this was very good. For lunch we had Pad Thai which was savory, Gari (Curry) Puffs which were good, chicken... More 

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Thank Crackerjack1954
Jirayup94, Guest Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to write this review. We are very happy you had a good experience with us and we look forward to seeing you dine with us again if you ever visit Auckland. Thank you and have a great day. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3/311 Parnell Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-373 5247

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?